Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Night Beat Rewind: August 2013

One month to go. Labour Day (I've decided to go with the Canadian spelling) marks not only the unofficial end of Summer and (formerly) the beginning of school, but it also marks the final month of eligibility in the 4th Platinum Vinyl Awards.

First, though, we must put August to bed. As we always do, we begin with those entries that

Missed The Mark

  • Fuzed Worship - By Your Blood EP 3.75 Emeralds
  • Mercy Me - The Worship Sessions 3.75 Emeralds
  • Amanda Noelle - Beautiful Name 3.75 Emeralds
  • The Ongoing Concept - Saloon 3.50 Emeralds
  • Soulfire Revolution - Revival 3.75 Emeralds
  • Various Artists - Lead me to the Cross: Today's Biggest Praise Songs 3.75 Emeralds
The biggest surprise here for me is Mercy Me. I became a fan when I first heard "I can only imagine". It's tough being a trend setter, and nothing recent from them stirs me like that song. Even so, to not have it wind up in the initial pool is shock enough. Two entries struck gold, or more accurately

Pure Platinum

Double A has been on my radar from her debut. On her third album she strayed a bit from her pop comfort zone and went perfect. I think this album will wind up in multiple categories, as it is either AC/Inspirational or Modern Worship. The Civil Wars? Beside the fact that they have managed to strike double platinum (Barton Hollow was a Perfect 5 as well), you can also land a copy of your own by entering the Great WENC Night Beat 3rd Birthday Giveaway. Most albums fall somewhere in the middle and are classified as 

Semi-Precious Metal

  • The Ambassador - Hors D'oeuvres 4.50 Emeralds
  • Bridgecity - BridgeCity 4.75 Emeralds
  • Seth Condrey - Keeps on Changing 4.50 Emeralds
  • Cornerstone Sanctuary Choir - Glorify 4.75 Emeralds
  • Crave - Crave 4.50 Emeralds
  • Decyfer Down - Scarecrow 4.75 Emeralds
  • The Digital Age - Evening Morning 4.75 Emeralds
  • Jars of Clay - Inland 4.75 Emeralds
  • Love and Death - Between Here and Lost 4.75 Emeralds
  • Love and The Outcome - Love and The Outcome 4.50 Emeralds
  • Mandisa - Overcomer 4.50 Emeralds
  • Nations - Nations 4.75 Emeralds
  • New Life Worship - Strong God 4.50 Emeralds
  • Norma Jean - Wrongdoers 4.75 Emeralds
  • One: A Worship Collective - We Believe Live 4.50 Emeralds
  • 1 Girl Nation - 1 Girl Nation 4.50 Emeralds
  • Stellar Kart - All In 4.50 Emeralds
  • Tammy Trent - Sunny Days 4.75 Emeralds
  • Tye Tribbet - Greater Than 4.50 Emeralds
  • Tricia - Radiate 4.75 Emeralds
  • Christa Wells - Feed Your Soul 4.75 Emeralds
  • Matthew West - Into the Light: Life Stories and Live Songs 4.50 Emeralds
A bit of a Caveat. Bridgecity and Love and Death seem to be re-releases of a sort. Both originally were rated in our January 2013 Rewind. It seems to be a greater release. Matthew West is a double dip. It closed out the 3rd PVA and is repackaged with a DVD. I'll keep updating the links as we go along, but I think the big ones are good enough for now. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply